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Ashley Flowers Responds To Plagiarism Accusations

The Details About Music in Your Podcasts, Pittman: iHeart is #1 Commercial Podcaster

Friday 08-16-2019
×65.jpg 65w” sizes=”(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px”>On Thursday, we reported that Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reporter Cathy Frye accused Crime Junkie hosts Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat of stealing material from a series she wrote called Caught in the Web. Flowers has responded.
During the Jacobs Media sponsored Broadcasters meet Podcasters track at Podcast Movement Thursday, the topic of music in podcasts was discussed. More details were revealed about the cost podcasters will have to pay to play music in their shows.
During iHeartMedia’s Q2 earnings call Thursday, CEO Bob Pittman spent a lot of time talking about podcasting. The company is all in on the podcasting craze and is certainly taking the lead in the radio industry when it comes to podcasting.×65.jpg 65w” sizes=”(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px”>During his Q2 earnings call Thursday, CEO Bob Pittman claimed that 73% of Spotify’s listening comes from 3% of its audience. Spotify CEO Daniel Ek made a rare public statement to shoot that claim down. 300w” sizes=”(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px”>The cross-pollination of podcasting with other media continues. CBC, Canada’s public broadcaster, has announced a development slate of podcast-to-television series that will see five popular, original CBC Podcasts adapted for the screen.
Veritone has inked a deal with ART19. Under the agreement, ART19 will use aiWARE for targeting ads based on the content of an individual podcast episode.×300.jpg 300w, 321w” sizes=”(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px”>iHeartPodcast Network has premiered a new true-crime series called Hit Man which follows the real story of Lawrence Horn, an engineer at Motown records, and the peculiar circumstances surrounding the murder of his ex-wife, son, and friend. 300w” sizes=”(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px”>In just 18 months, Basecamp’s Rework podcast has recorded 1 million downloads — a big achievement for a company podcast, especially since Basecamp, a SaaS-based software company with millions of users, hasn’t done any external promotion for the show. 
Cork’s first Podcast Festival takes place in various venues across Cork, Ireland from Friday October 11th to Sunday the 13th. Acast has been announced as the official partner for the festival. Get more details HERE.
That’s according to Edison Research Senior VP Tom Webster. And the reason Webster said this during his keynote speech as Podcast Movement, Wednesday, is because there is no longer a clear way to define what a podcast is. 300w” sizes=”(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px”>We want to give you a free PDF version of our first print issue, which features: The 20 Best Storytellers in Podcasting, columns from Dave Jackson, Lisa Orkin, Evo Terra, Colin Gray, Richard Davies, Norm Pattiz, Dan Franks, Mark Asquith, Chris Kirmitsos, and much more. Get all the details HERE.


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